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    Our Top 10 best military movies of all time - Army Times

    "The American Film Institute recently released its updated list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time. This ranking comes on the 10th anniversary of AFIís original list and was based on responses to 1,500 ballots sent to filmmakers, actors, writers and other would-be experts."

    "Guess what? Movies about life at the tip of the spear once again got the shaft."

    10. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

    9. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

    8. The Great Escape (1963)

    7. Top Gun (1986)

    6. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

    5. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

    4. Glory (1989)

    3. Black Hawk Down (2001)

    2. Patton (1970)

    1. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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  • #2
    Thanks for sharing!

    Interesting choices.
    I could think of 10 movies that deserve to rate better than "Top Gun." LOL
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    • #3
      While Top Gun was cheesy, it apparently did wonders for enlistment in the air forces in the 80s.

      Though there were lots of "fighter jet" movies in the 80s (I liked Iron Eagle)... back in the days where the USSR were the "bad guys" and they had cool jets called MiGs that somehow managed to look different in every single movie. (They also had those cool tinted visors on their helmets that were always down.)
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jim H. Moreno View Post
        Our Top 10 best military movies of all time - Army Times

        "The American Film Institute recently released its updated list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time. This ranking comes on the 10th anniversary of AFI’s original list and was based on responses to 1,500 ballots sent to filmmakers, actors, writers and other would-be experts."

        "Guess what? Movies about life at the tip of the spear once again got the shaft."

        10. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

        9. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

        8. The Great Escape (1963)

        7. Top Gun (1986)

        6. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

        5. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

        4. Glory (1989)

        3. Black Hawk Down (2001)

        2. Patton (1970)

        1. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
        The editors need to get out a lot more and actually see some films before making the kinds of iduiot judgement that place Top Gun on the list but not the original All Quiet On The Western Front, Paths Of Glory, Saving Private Ryan, The Longest Day, Platoon and a host of far finer filnms, including the seminal Birth Of A Nation.

        And to think - these clueless dodos actually edit information for the minds of today's military personnel.
        Last edited by Mountain Man; 06 Jul 07, 22:39.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Patrocles View Post
          Thanks for sharing!

          Interesting choices.
          I could think of 10 movies that deserve to rate better than "Top Gun." LOL
          Only 10?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by michammer View Post
            Only 10?
            LOL well, the list is of American films and I'm not a war movie expert so coming up with 10-15 warfilms (from my weak memory and that were not on the list) better than "Top Gun" might be pushing...

            I'll have a go...imho, warfilms i think rate higher than "Top Gun"
            (in no particular order assuming all are american productions)

            "The Big Red One"
            "Saving Private Ryan"
            "Apocalypse Now!"
            "The War Lover"
            "Hamburger Hill"
            "The Beast"
            "Platoon"
            "All Quiet On The Western Front"
            "The Thin Red Line"
            "Gettysburg"
            "The Crossing" (i think this was made for the tele?)
            "12 O'Clock High"
            "The Bedford Incident"


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            • #7
              There are numerous threads, including at least one currently active one, about the best war movies.

              Perhaps we should e-mail the entire thread to the Army Times editors as a contribution to the shortcomings in their education.
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Patrocles View Post
                "The Crossing" (i think this was made for the tele?)
                Yeah, it was an A&E movie, if I recall correctly. Really, really good stuff.

                http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210628/

                Would like to have this one on DVD.
                "I am not an atomic playboy."
                Vice Admiral William P. Blandy

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                • #9
                  Whomever it was on the ArmyTimes staff that included TopGun needs to be asked to leave the service for violating Don't Ask, Don't Tell, 'cause they totally outed themselves.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Naffenea View Post
                    Whomever it was on the ArmyTimes staff that included TopGun needs to be asked to leave the service for violating Don't Ask, Don't Tell, 'cause they totally outed themselves.


                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHklGtW3rwU
                    Last edited by Swampwolf; 07 Jul 07, 12:49.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Patrocles View Post
                      LOL well, the list is of American films and I'm not a war movie expert so coming up with 10-15 warfilms (from my weak memory and that were not on the list) better than "Top Gun" might be pushing...

                      I'll have a go...imho, warfilms i think rate higher than "Top Gun"
                      (in no particular order assuming all are american productions)

                      "The Big Red One"
                      "Saving Private Ryan"
                      "Apocalypse Now!"
                      "The War Lover"
                      "Hamburger Hill"
                      "The Beast"
                      "Platoon"
                      "All Quiet On The Western Front"
                      "The Thin Red Line"
                      "Gettysburg"
                      "The Crossing" (i think this was made for the tele?)
                      "12 O'Clock High"
                      "The Bedford Incident"


                      Better selection, no private ryan in the original list, strange.
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                      • #12


                        There it works now.

                        Actually it is a pretty good movie but why did Army Times pick it? How about the Army helo movie with Tommy Lee Jones?

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                        • #13
                          Firebirds made me groan.

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                          • #14
                            This list is nonsense because Kelly's Heroes isn't on it. The list therefore a
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                            • #15
                              An excellent movie about life in the Army in pre-war Hawaii at Schofield Barracks was "From Here to Eternity." Another excellent movie about WW2 was "To Hell and Back", the autobiographical story of Audie Murphy and last, "The Story of GI Joe" Ernie Pyle's saga of his time with the 45th Infantry Division in Italy.
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